Associates

Thijs Jochems

Business Strategist

Studied macro-economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam and gained extensive knowledge and experience in international capital markets. He spent over a decade as an analyst, portfolio manager and CIO, first at Credit Lyonnais Bank in The Netherlands and later at Achmea Asset Management. From 1998 onwards, he was active in investment banking holding different positions, including Managing Director of Credit Suisse First Boston and CEO of Credit Suisse Group Benelux.

Thijs was responsible for the design and implementation of large-scale reorganizations in The Netherlands, France and the UK. He brings hands-on experience in developing and managing business strategies, the implementation of complex IT projects, MIS, and HR Management with a focus on effective, innovative incentive structures. Since 2009, he is a member of a number of Investment Advisory Councils for Institutional Investors, family offices and advisory boards. He also is a lecturer for several executive programs at Nijenrode Business University.


Jonathan Leighton, PhD

Ethicist

Is a writer, speaker, consultant and change maker with a deep passion for promoting a world with less suffering. Trained as a research molecular biologist, he has taken a scientifically inspired approach to addressing core ethical questions. His book The Battle for Compassion: Ethics in an Apathetic Universe (New York: Algora Publishing, 2011) offers a sweeping overview of our situation as a species, and details the kinds of considerations he believes are necessary for shaping a gentler future for our planet.

Jonathan is convinced that businesses have a powerful role to play in shaping a better future by conducting themselves according to the same ethical values that we expect of individuals. This means going beyond the notion of sustainability to embody a more fundamental ethical paradigm based on the reduction of suffering and the meeting of universal needs. Deeply ethical businesses have the potential to achieve great success by inspiring both their employees and customers with this transparent and authentic vision.


Maureen Vullings

Event Management

Passionate, business-like, a drive for perfection and a natural ability for professional organization. These are the words that best describe Maureen Vullings. Supervising a team of professionals and experts, she leads the organization of the perfect business event. Professionalism and personal attention are the two most important values to realizing consistent quality.

First impressions count. Maureen understands the importance of a well-organized event, big or small, home or abroad. Shareholders’ meetings, country presentations, kick-off meetings, employee engagement events, they can all create nerve-racking times. Maureen and her team take away these concerns from our clients. And all is done with personal attention and a keen eye for detail.


Johanna Vanhamaki

Project Lead & Client Liaison

Studied European Business Administration at the University of Wolverhampton in the United Kingdom. From Finnish origin, Johanna moved to Switzerland in 2004 after completing her studies. She has since been working in business and IT, mainly in the banking and commercial sectors.

Highly experienced in project management and building trusted client relationships, Johanna knows active listening is the key to managing expectations. She takes an almost mathematical approach to organising large-scale and complex international projects. Fluent in Finnish, French, English, Swedish and Hebrew, she travelled around the world extensively and acquired a profound multi-cultural understanding. Within the DHvV team, she leads project management and client liaison across borders, cultures and time zones.